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By Lou Marzeles

Phony IRS 'Mafia' on the prowl again



“Is this Mrs. [name withheld]?”


“Listen up, lady. I’m Agent Benson from the IRS. We see that you’re $5,000 in arrears to us, and you’re going to have to pay it, right now. Otherwise we’ll have to arrest you.”

“Excuse me? Did you say ‘arrest me’? But—”

“No ‘buts,’ lady. And listen, we have reason to believe you did this deliberately. It doesn’t look good for you. Admit it: you intended to defraud the government, right?”

“What?! No, I—”

“Don’t lie to me! Now you need to pay up.”

“But… I don’t have that kind of money right now…”

“We have to have at least $500 right now. That’ll keep us from having to arrest...

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